Botanical Name :Cinnamomumtamalanees.
According To Modern
Family – Lauraceae
According To Ayurveda
Charak- Not included in Varga
Other Names :
Hindi – Tejpat, Dalachini, Silkanthi, Kikoa, kirkiria, Takkalam, tajkalami, talispatri
English – Indian Bay leaf, Malabar leaf, indian bark, indian cassia.
Assamese – Dopatti
Bengali – Tejapat, daruchini
Gujarathi – TamalPatra, Tej
Kannada – Patradalchini
Telugu – Akupatri, Pattakuli, Tallishpatri, Talisha
General Information :
Cinnamomumtamala leaves and bark have aromatic, astringent, stimulant and carminative qualities and used in rheumatism, colic, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.
Bay leaves has Carminative, antidiarrheal, spasmolytic, antirheumatic, hypoglycaemic activities.
The dose of bay leaves in powder form is 1-3 grams.
Rasa- Katu, Tikta, Madhura
Guna-Laghu, Ruksha, Teekshna
Specific Parts :
Leaf, Bark, Oil
Ingredients of Bay leaves tea
Bay leaves (3), Tulsi leaves (8-10), Black pepper (2-3), Cinnamon, ginger juice (1/2 tsp) Honey or sugar
Recipe of Bay leaves tea
- Take water (250 ml) in pan.
- Bring it to boil.
- Add all ingredients in this boiling water.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Filter and add honey or sugar.
- Drink hot.
Benefits of Bay leaves tea
- Helps in curing respiratory infections
- Drink this tea to get relief from cold, cough, catrrh, coryza
- Good for digestive system and heart
- Cures abdominal gas, pain, nausea
Gas & Abdominal Distension
Tejpatta is an excellent remedy to remove the gas from the human gut. It is anti-flatulent, antispasmodic, and digestive. It is likely to prevent gas formation in the gut when added to the food. You should remember it should only be used in cases of Vata and Kapha predominance. In people having intestinal gas along with gastritis or acidity, then it is not the suitable remedy.
Abdominal Pain & Cramps
Tejpatta has antispasmodic and carminative action, which helps to treat abdominal pain and cramps. It is more likely to be effective when pain or cramps are due to accumulated gas in the abdomen.
- Widely used in the treatment of diabetes, which regulates the blood glucose levels, cholesterol and triglycerides.
- It promotes digestion and treats digestive disorders like bloating, flatulence and heartburn.
- The tea made from Tejpatra can relieve constipation, acid reflux and irregular bowel movements.
- The leaf provides protection against cardiovascular diseases and prevent strokes or heart attacks.
- Used to treating cold, cough, flu, infections and other respiratory problems.
- The oil extracted from this plant is very useful in relieving pain from sprains, strains, arthritis, rheumatism, general pains or aches.
Bark Powder – 1 to 3 g.
Leaf powder – 1 to 3 g.
Oil – 2 to 5 drops
Chemical Composition :
The oil from bark contains cinnamaldehyde (70-85%) as major constituent. Leaves from Nepal yield a volatile oil, containing mainly linalool 54.55% cinnamaldehyde 1.45% alpha-and beta-Pinene, p-cymene and limonene.
Research corner :
Bioassay guided fractionation of Cinnamon tamala leaf extracts. Yielded bornyl acetate (1), caryophylene oxide (2), pcoumaric acid (3) and vanillicacid(4) using a-2780 human ovarian cancer cell lines. The structures of the isolated compounds rian cancer cell lines.